The Education Minister of Hyderabad, P Sabita Indra Reddy, announced that the government will provide free textbooks, notebooks, and uniforms to about 24 lakh students in government schools. The distribution of textbooks and notebooks will cost Rs 200 crore this year, which is more than last year’s expenditure of Rs 138 crore. Primary school students will also receive workbooks. High school students’ notebook requirement has already been considered, and supplies will be provided accordingly. Bilingual textbooks will be given to students this year, and two pairs of school uniforms will be provided to all students at a cost of Rs 150 crore.
The schools will reopen on June 12, and the new academic year should start in a happy environment. The distribution of textbooks, notebooks, and uniforms should be done in the presence of parents, local legislators, and public representatives. All the works under the ‘Mana Ooru Mana Badi’ program must be completed by the first week of June.